Mammas’ Meeting Place Terms of Use

Mammas’ Meeting Place aka MMP

Mamma’s Meeting Place, a site which provides a platform for mothers to connect with other mothers with similar aged children, are subject to these terms of use. By accessing the Mammas’ Meeting Place website found at www.mammasmeetingplace.co.za, whether through a mobile device, mobile application, computer or other medium (collectively, the “Service”) you agree to comply and be bound by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”), whether or not you create a Mammas’ Meeting Place profile. Mammas Meeting Place reserves the right to further update these terms at its discretion. You agree that you are solely responsible for the reading of and review of these terms from time to time should they be subject to any further change. You understand that the terms of Mammas Meeting Place are published in English and that should further publications be made in other languages the English version shall govern.

Copyright: This Web site and its contents are copyright of Mammas’ Meeting Place, all rights reserved. You acknowledge that the contents found on this site are the property of Mammas Meeting Place and its affiliates and are subject to copyright. Reproduction of all or any substantial part of the contents in any form is prohibited. No part of the site or its content may be modified, copied, duplicated, distributed, republished, downloaded, uploaded for any commercial purpose without the express approval of Mammas’ Meeting Place.

Submissions to Mammas’ Meeting Place: We may now or in the future permit users to post, upload, transmit through, or otherwise make available on the site (collectively, "submit") blogs, articles, messages, recipes, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and/or other materials ("User Content"). We have the right to publish, edit or reject any user content that you send us either via email, via the site, in writing via post or in any manner for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without payment to you - unless we have specifically agreed otherwise in writing prior to submission.

Mammas Meeting Place is not responsible for unsavoury content that may be uploaded, but endeavours to constantly moderate all content. Mammas Meeting Place is a community site and requests users to inform and report to Mammas Meeting Place of any unsavoury content. If unsavoury content is found Mammas Meeting Place has the right to use the users personal collected information / content to report to the authorities if needed.

By submitting User Content to us, simultaneously with such posting you automatically grant to us a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable, and transferable right and license to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon (including, without limitation, translations), publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish and otherwise exploit the User Content (in whole or in part) as Mammas’ Meeting Place, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. We may exercise this grant in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Content.

Subject to the rights and license you grant to us under these Terms of Use, you retain all your right, title and interest in your User Content submissions. This means that copyright in your User Content will remain with you and that you can continue to use the material in any way, including allowing others to use it.

You agree that you will not submit any user content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other right owned by a third party without the express permission of the owner of the respective right. We recognise that any posts, blogs or other mediums of sharing information are the opinion of the user and not necessarily Mammas Meeting Place. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from user content that you submit. You represent, warrant, and covenant that you will not submit any User Content that:

  • violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, moral right, or other third party right of any person or entity;
  • impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, obscene, harassing or otherwise objectionable;
  • contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury;
  • the licensed use by us hereunder would result in us having any obligation or liability to any party.
  • that violates the law.

We rely on you to present us with User Content that contains accurate and factual material. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided on Mammas’ Meeting Place. You agree not to post any information which is misleading, false, misinformative, deceptive or decetful.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to so-called "moral rights" or rights of "droit moral" with respect to the User Content.

We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes.

Eligibility. By accessing and using the service provided by Mammas’ Meeting Place, including but not exclusive to meet a mom and creating a profile, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you create a profile, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity. Using the Service may be prohibited or restricted in certain countries. If you use the Service from outside of South Africa, you are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations of the territory from which you access or use the Service. Creating a profile via facebook. You can sign in and create a profile via your facebook account. If you do so, you authorize us to access and use certain Facebook account information and content, including but not limited to your public Facebook profile. You also grant us the right to access and use information relating to Facebook friends you might share in common with other Mammas’ Meeting Place users. For more information regarding the information we collect from you and how we use it, please consult our Privacy Policy.

Data protection and information gathering: As a rule, we don't disclose any personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or are specifically required to by law. However, on rare occasions where there appears to be a clear need to safeguard the welfare of a Mammas’ Meeting Place and/or his/her family, it may be necessary to contact relevant authorities about a clearly identifiable member and his/her posts on Mammas’ Meeting Place. You grant us the right to use our discretion in these circumstances.

Profile settings. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password you designate during the registration process, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to immediately notify Mammas’ Meeting Place of any disclosure or unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security at info@mammasmeetinplace.co.za and ensure that you log out from your account at the end of each session.

Your Interactions with Other Users.

a. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT MAMMAS’ MEETING PLACE CURRENTLY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR SCREENINGS ON ITS USERS. MAMMAS’ MEETING PLACE ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS USERS. MAMMAS’ MEETING PLACE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS. THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES), AT ANY TIME AND USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.

b. Mammas’ Meeting Place is not responsible for the conduct of any user. In no event shall Mammas’ Meeting Place, its affiliates or its partners be liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Service including, without limitation, death, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other users or persons you meet through the Service. You agree to take all necessary precautions in all interactions with other users, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Service or meet in person, or if you decide to send money to another user. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other users.

Affiliate Advertising: Mammas’ Meeting Place carries some affiliate marketing links, which means we earn commission on sales of some products when users click through a link from the site. Our editorial content is NOT influenced by affiliate partnerships.

Fees and Services. Using Mammas’ Meeting Place is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee, you'll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Our fees are quoted in South African Rands, and may be changed at the discretion of Mammas Meeting Place. We will notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective immediately from the time we announce the promotional event or new service.

Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them when they're due. If you don't, we reserve the right to terminate or limit your ability to use the services. Should your payment methods fail or it is established that your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.

Our privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Mammas’ Meeting Place uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any identifying information we ask you to provide will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Mammas’ Meeting Place may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, so please do check it regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 27/10/14.

Your consent

By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and Mammas’ Meeting Place Terms of Use. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with those Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • full name
  • username
  • Email address
  • date of birth
  • personal interests
  • Kids Names
  • Kids Age
  • Location Province
  • Location City
  • Profile Image
  • Personal Images
  • demographic information, such as your postcode and your IP address and, should you choose to tell us, your date of birth, whether you are pregnant or not (and, if you are, when your due date is) and/or whether or not you have children, how many and what their ages are.
  • your blog url and Twitter handle, should you join the Mammas’ Meeting Place Bloggers Network.
  • What we do with the information we gather

    We do not, as a clear and overarching rule, pass on your information, unless you specifically consent to us doing so or we are specifically required to by law. However, on rare occasions where there appears to be a clear need to safeguard the welfare of a Mammas’ Meeting Place member and/or his/her family, it may be necessary to contact relevant authorities about a clearly identifiable member and his/her posts on Mammas’ Meeting Place.

    We only use the information you give us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular:

    • for internal record keeping.
    • to improve our services, and email you responses to discussion-board posts you have reported.
    • to periodically send you emails about events, Mammas’ Meeting Place news and courses, competitions, discounts or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided. This includes updates on the Mammas’ Meeting Place Blogging Network, should you join.
    • to contact you, but only with your prior permission, by email or personal message, for market-research purposes.
    • to offer you, on our website pages, information based on your location.

    Security

    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with the security features of this website or other features related thereto. Mammas’ Meeting Place reserves the right to take action to the extent it deems fit should it come to light that a user has created fraudulent profiles for unlawful, deceitful or other purposes not in line with the objectives of the site.

    Passive Information Collection

    As you navigate through this site, certain anonymous information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies, such as cookies*, clicktags, beacons and other navigational data collection (such as server logs). Your internet browser automatically transmits to this site some of this anonymous information, such as the url of the website you just came from and the IP address and the browser version your computer is currently using. Via the IP address we may also determine your rough geographical location, such as town or city.

    This helps us analyse data about our site traffic, so we can improve Mumsnet and tailor it more to our members' needs. All information is anonymous and only used for operational purposes. *A cookie is a small file which "asks permission" to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

    Links to other websites

    Our website may contain links or references to other websites to which this Privacy Policy does not apply. If you click on these links to leave our site, you should note that we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting those sites. We suggest you always look at the privacy statement of any other website you visit. Controlling your personal information

    You may choose to change or restrict the use of your personal information by going to your Profile Settings and altering your registration details and subscribing/unsubscribing to our email options.

    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will, of course, happily correct any information that's found to be incorrect.

    Signing in via Facebook or Google, what information do we collect?

    If you choose to sign in via Facebook or Google you grant us access to information held by those services. The information we have access to depends on the service and is explicitly stated when you first connect those services.

    Facebook

    You may choose to sign in via Facebook. By doing so you grant us access to your email address, your profile and your friends list. We respect our users privacy so we choose never to ask for your Friends List and we will never use your Friends List. You may revoke access at any time via your Facebook account settings. We follow the guidelines set out by Facebook regarding data collection and use as laid out here.

    Mammas’ Meeting Place accessibility policy

    Mammas’ Meeting Place will strive to make the website accessible to as many people as possible. In order to do this please avoid using text talk and check punctuation on any content you upload.

    If Mammas’ Meeting Place is reasonably led to believe through actions of indiviuals that they may be an offender, this will be at the discretion of Mammas’ Meeting Place, Mammas’ Meeting Place will check the name against the relevant list, should the list exist.

    If you choose to sign in via Facebook or Google you grant us access to information held by those services. The information we have access to depends on the service and is explicitly stated when you first connect those services.